Galloping galaxies! What an astronomical week we've had in Blighty. Within mere days of each other, the Northern Lights, a supermoon and a solar eclipse have all occurred above the city in which I live.
Needless to say, I missed all of them, thanks to it being cloudy.
Still, at least I can find comfort in looking back, through my Telescope of Time, at what our favourite Marvel UK mags were up to in this week of exactly forty years ago.
The Black Widow's still tangling with Spider-Man.
And you can read my review of this tale, right here.
It's the cover that infamously redraws the Vision as Thor because no stories featuring the Vision had yet been reprinted in the UK.
You can read my review of this story right here.
Meanwhile, it's exciting for me to see that, in this issue, we also get the only Sons of the Tiger tale I've ever read.
Hold on a minute. Didn't the Hulk vs Inheritor story get reprinted just a few weeks ago, in the issue before he met Jarella?
You do have to congratulate whoever it was who noticed that, "Inheritor," is a very similar word to, "Inhumans," and that, therefore, minimal changes would need to be made to Jim Steranko's original artwork if it were to be re-used for this tale.
Call me a Luddite but I'm not at all sure that Dracula and motor bikes will ever belong on the same cover as each other.
I never had this issue but I have read this tale reprinted in an issue of Guardians of the Galaxy. Presumably, the dreaded deadline doom must have stricken them.
Conan about to go on a chopping expedition.
Covers commissioned especially for Marvel UK tended to be less than memorable but I have always liked this one. It has a level of drama to it that appeals to me.
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